Joyful Living

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Kula Movement

Empowering Patients to Understand, Sustain and Celebrate their Most Vibrant Health.

New Patient Paperwork

Welcome! We look forward to working with you.  Please print and fill out the following new patient forms or arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment to fill the paperwork out in our office.

Joyful Living Health Center - New Patient Information (pdf)


First Appointment

Your first acupuncture appointment will be 90 minutes long.  We will go through a detailed health history so that we can look at your health from many different angles to get a complete picture.  We will discuss your goals and you will have your first acupuncture treatment.  The treatment itself can last between 20 to 45 minutes, depending on your condition and goals.  At this time we will discuss if additional modalities would be beneficial to incorporate.  We will work in partnership with you to set a treatment plan that best addresses your health needs and talk through what appointment style will help you do this most effectively.  Most treatment plans will consist of a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine used alone and ones with an overlap of additional modalities.

We are focused on providing individualized care and will discuss a follow-up plan for you and any resources or modalities that could be beneficial in supporting your health.

* Its a good idea to wear comfortable clothes if possible, to have eaten before your treatment, but not be extremely full.  Please feel free to call if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

Return office visits

Return office visits are 60 minutes. In this time we will discuss changes since your last treatment and modify the treatment according to your needs.

We offer a couple different styles of treatments to most effectively serve you.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that you may need to change a scheduled appointment time. In the event that you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please call within 24 business hours to cancel. There is a $55 cancellation fee for missed appointments without notification or cancelled less than 24 business hours.

Insurance Information

Cheers to Washington! Did you know that Washington State law requires acupuncture coverage in most insurance plans? Check out if you have insurance benefits for your acupuncture treatments!

If you will be using insurance benefits, please gather your information before your first appointment. Patients are responsible for understanding their benefit information. You will find a list of good questions to walk you through the information in your new patient information. Copays will be due at the time of service.

Ashley Schiavone is a preferred provider with the following:

  • Aetna, Cigna Health Care, Premera Blue Cross, Lifewise, Regence, Foundation Networks, Global, Heritage

Nicole Eskandari is a preferred provider with the following:

  • Aetna, Cigna Health Care, Premera Blue Cross, Lifewise

If you do not have in network coverage with one of the above plans, we can bill out of network for you. We also apply a discount for patients paying at time of service.


There is paid street parking on our street, Ballard Ave NW and adjacent streets.  There is free parking on Shilshole Ave NW.

Sliding Scale Rate

We believe care should be accessible. Please inquire if you are in financial need of a sliding scale rate. We will look at options to work together or can refer to find you a good fit.

Appointment Styles and Techniques

Traditional Acupuncture Session

Acupuncture with meditative time

  • One hour acupuncture session

This session explores the beauty and effectiveness of acupuncture. We will start the session with a few minutes of guided meditation and then let you rest with the treatment. This helps to ease you into a deeper stage relaxation and healing time. This is a great session within a treatment plan for continued work through a health issue. Need to dive deeper into your care? See our Integrated session below.

Integrative Acupuncture Session

Acupuncture integrated with Craniosacral Therapy

       One hour acupuncture session with concurrent CranioSacral Therapy

This style of treatment blends together acupuncture with CranioSacral Therapy, recognizing the dynamic connection of the Mind, Body, Spirit.  This is an empowering treatment style to check in on a deeper level to your health to address the physical, emotional and mental components to healing.


NeuroEmotional Technique (NET)

  • 30 minute session

NET is a powerful tool based in Chinese Medicinal Theory and Neuroscience Research. It addresses the physiological way our body responds to stress and the patterning of a chronic stress response. Read more about NET here.